Sunday, June 21, 2009

In My Mailbox (7)

Hey everyone, sorry I didn't have this post in earlier, I was at the Cubs Game (which they won, 6-2 against the Indians. Go Cubbies!!). Anyway, here's what I got this week:


Rape: A Love Story-Joyce Carol Oates

Teena Maguire should not have tried to shortcut her way home that Fourth of July. Not after midnight, not through Rocky Point Park. Not the way she was dressed in a tank top, denim cutoffs, and high-heeled sandals. Not with her twelve-year-old daughter Bethie. Not with packs of local guys running loose on hormones, rage, and alcohol. A victim of gang rape, left for dead in the park boathouse, the once vivacious Teena can now only regret that she has survived.

Heart-shaped Box-Joe Hill

Middle-aged rock star Judas Coyne collects morbid curios for fun, so doesn't think twice about buying a suit advertised at an online auction site as haunted by its dead owner's ghost. Only after it arrives does Judas discover that the suit belonged to Craddock McDermott, the stepfather of one of Coyne's discarded groupies, and that the old man's ghost is a malignant spirit determined to kill Judas in revenge for his stepdaughter's suicide.

Bloodline-Kate Cary

In this story told through journal entries, letters, and other primary sources, a British soldier during WWI makes the horrifying discovery that his regiment commander is descended from Count Dracula.

You Are Here-Jennifer E. Smith
Sixteen-year old Emma Healy has never fit in with the rest of her family, so when she discovers that she had a twin brother who died shortly after they were born, she takes off on an impulsive road trip to discover who she really is.

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi at The Story Siren, who was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie


~The Book Pixie said...

I really want to read You Are Here. :) Hope you enjoy your books.

~Briana :D

Rebecca said...

Interesting books you got this week, I have Bloodline and Heart-shaped Box on my reading list. Hope you enjoy reading them.

cupcakewitch said...

Heart-Shaped Box was *amazing*! Loved it!
And I also love Joyce Carol Oates !

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your books!

Kristen said...

Great finds this week! Enjoy them!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love the sound of You Are Here. Enjoy!

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

Oooh, the first two look great!